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Sheet - H 8.19(8) Art

Imprint Names:  Tonson, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1695

Notes:  7 p.


Ballad

Title: An English ballad: in answer to Mr. Despreaux's Pindarique ode on the taking of Namure

First Line: Was you not drunk, and did not know it

Authors:  Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721

References:

ESTC: R21247

Subjects:  Boileau Despreaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711

Themes:  Namur, siege of, 1692










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Sheet - 2806 c.8(8)

Imprint Names:  Haly

Imprint Locations:  Cork

Date  18--

Notes:  Slip
The motto in the illustration is: Statio fide bene carinis.


Ballad - Roud Number: V26513

Title: A new and favourite song on \"Cork's own town\"

First Line: They may talk about London, Paris and Milau [sic]

Subjects:  Cork (Ireland)



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Sheet - G.A. Edinb. 8o 112(8)

Imprint Names:  Weston, R. and sons

Imprint Locations:  Edinburgh

Date  [1838]

Ballad - Roud Number: V32511

Title: Hebrew melody

First Line: The provost came down like a wolf on the fold

Authors:  Rabbi ben Israel (Pseudonym)

Themes:  Edinburgh University, student riots



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Sheet - 2806 d.31(8)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Series Identifier: 87


1st Ballad - Roud Number: V5654

Title: Things I do like to see

First Line: Wherever I wander, wherever I roam


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V903

Title: The cachuca

First Line: Now to the castinet merrily sounding



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Sheet - 2806 e.8

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Date  [1884]

1st Ballad - Roud Number: V3898

Title: Happy memories

First Line: By the old oak tree I'm standing


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V30417

Title: Good-bye, my love, good-bye

First Line: The twilight now is creeping


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: V30182

Title: Dora

First Line: Among the flowers by Dora's side


4th Ballad - Roud Number: V5858

Title: Oh! rest thee, my darling

First Line: Oh! rest thee, my darling, in peace until day


5th Ballad - Roud Number: V9105

Title: The cuckoo's song

First Line: How sweet was the sound of the Cuckoo's song


6th Ballad

Title: By the sea

First Line: I stood by the sea when the sun shone bright


7th Ballad

Title: Contentment

First Line: Come let us sing a cheerful song



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Sheet - 28825 c.1(8)

Imprint Names:  Cawe, G., widow of

Imprint Locations:  Brussels

Date  c.1714

1st Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Vryagei liedeken ofte samen-spraeck

First Line: Jonghman. Meysken wilt gy met my trouwen


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Samen-spraecke tusschen eenen Jongman ende eede jonge Dochter

First Line: O schoon Catharina nouw


3rd Ballad - Roud Number: FFF

Title: Liedeken op het Houwelyck

First Line: Het houwelijck is als een miloen

Themes:  Marriage



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Sheet - Firth c.8(30)

Imprint Names:  C., B.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1743

Notes:  8 p.


Ballad

Title: The yellow sash, or H---r beshit. An excellent new ballad

First Line: Ye Dettingen heroes, regard what I say

Tune: Lilliburlero

References:

ESTC: T108977







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Sheet - Firth c.10(8)

Imprint Names:  Dodd, A.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1733

Notes:  8 p. ESTC,T30783.


Ballad

Title: The citizen's procession, or The smugler's success and the patriots disappointment. Being an excellent new ballad on the Excise-bill

First Line: You puts that have land, and you cits that have none

Tune: The abbot of Canterbury

References:

ESTC: T30783

Themes:  Taxation







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Sheet - 2806 c.8(58)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: The people's man

First Line: Oh, shout my boys for Ireland's weal, and shout it loud and high

Subjects:  Downing, McCarthy

Themes:  Politics and government - Ireland, 19th century



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Sheet - Don. b.13(8)

Imprint Names:  Deacon, J.Blare, J.Brooksby, P.Back, J.

Imprint Locations:  LondonLondonLondonLondon

Date  between 1683 and 1696

Ballad - Roud Number: V4410

Title: The carefull wife's good counsel: or, The husband's firm resolution to reform his life, and to lay up something against a rainy day

First Line: Kind husband, if you mean to thrive

Tune: The spinning-wheel

References:

ESTC: R228022

Themes:  Thrift



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(263)

Imprint Names:  Birmingham, W.

Imprint Locations:  Dublin

Date  c.1867

Notes:  Part of a sheet. See 2806 b.9(234)


Ballad - Roud Number: 3025

Title: An admired song, called The maid of sweet Gurteen

First Line: Come, all ye gentle muses, combine and lend an ear



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Sheet - Douce Ballads 8(128)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Notes:  Second item on verso of p. 128.


Ballad

Title: Britons' defiance

First Line: To arms! to arms, each lion heart!

Subjects:  Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Themes:  Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815French invasion scares



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(218)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V1919

Title: A new song called The Hiring of the servants

First Line: Young men and maidens draw near for awhile

Authors:  O'Sullivan, Patrick

Themes:  Hiring fairs



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(320)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V7296

Title: God save the queen

First Line: Here's the queen, boys, God bless her!

Authors:  O'Conor, Charles P.

Notes:  Inscribed to W.J. Evelyn, M.P., England

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(321)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V7296

Title: God save the queen

First Line: Here's the queen, boys, God bless her!

Authors:  O'Conor, Charles P.

Notes:  Inscribed to W.J. Evelyn, M.P., England

Subjects:  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(322)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: A soft word turneth wrath away

First Line: Why should we cherish angry moods

Authors:  O'Conor, Charles P.



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(97)

Imprint Names:  Haly

Imprint Locations:  Cork

Date  18--

Ballad

Title: A sorrowful lamentation, and dying speech of Jane Campbell ... executed in the city of New-York for the murder of her own child

First Line: In the city of New York a young girl did dwell

Subjects:  New York (N.Y.)

Themes:  Murder - 19th century



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(278)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad

Title: A new song called Roary of the hill

First Line: At Slievenamon I met the man, who asked was Scully dead

Tune: The whole hog or none

Authors:  Walsh, I.

Themes:  Land tenure - Ireland



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Sheet - Johnson Ballads 8

Imprint Names:  Birt, T.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  between 1828 and 1829

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 1415

Title: The banks of Inverary

First Line: Early one summer's morning, along as I did pass


2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 3847

Title: Banks of the Dee

First Line: It was summer so softly the breezes were blowing

Authors:  Tait, John, 1748-1817



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(174)

Imprint Names:  s.n.

Imprint Locations:  s.l.

Date  [1866?]

Ballad - Roud Number: V4352

Title: The loyal lovers' departure from Ireland

First Line: The American war is over! and of peace I like to hear

Authors:  Walsh, Thomas

Themes:  Emigration - Irish



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Sheet - 2806 c.8(152)

Imprint Names:  [s.n.]

Imprint Locations:  [s.l.]

Ballad - Roud Number: V8297

Title: The sewing machine workre [sic]

First Line: I chanced to fall in love one day with a bewitch'g maid

Themes:  DeceptionCourts and lawSewing machines



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Sheet - Harding B 5(8)

Imprint Names:  Aldermary Church Yard

Imprint Locations:  London

Ballad - Roud Number: 483

Title: True love requited! Or, The bailiffs daughter of Islington

First Line: There was a youth, and a well-beloved youth

References:

ESTC: T192482



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Sheet - G. Pamph. 1665(8)

Imprint Names:  Roberts, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1727

Notes:  6 p. ESTC75200. Foxon R232.


Ballad

Title: Robin-Hood and the duke of Lancaster. A ballad

First Line: Come listen, my friends, to a story so new

Tune: The abbot of Canterbury

References:

ESTC: T75200

Subjects:  Robin Hood (legendary character)






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Sheet - Firth c.8(1)

Imprint Names:  Dickinson, B.

Imprint Locations:  London

Notes:  8 p. Illustration is an engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V32964

Title: The merry campaign; or The Westminster and Green-park scuffle. A new court ballad

First Line: God prosper long our noble king!

Tune: Chevy chase

References:

ESTC: T60961






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Sheet - Harding B 21(8)

Imprint Names:  Marshall, J.

Imprint Locations:  London

Date  1793

Notes:  An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V697

Title: The fish girl

First Line: My name's pretty Poll, near Thames-sreet [sic] I dwell

Themes:  Street traders



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